The Queen of the Isle: A Novel (Google eBook)

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G. W. Dillingham, 1886 - 396 pages
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Page 7 - THE island lies nine leagues away. Along its solitary shore, Of craggy rock and sandy bay, No sound but ocean's roar, Save where the bold, wild sea-bird makes her home, Her shrill cry coming through the sparkling foam. But when the light winds lie at rest, And on the glassy, heaving sea, The black duck, with her glossy breast, Sits swinging silently, How beautiful ! No ripples break the reach, And silvery waves go noiseless up the beach.
Page 247 - Dozing and grumbling o'er pipe and mug, A manly form at her side she saw, And joy was duty and love was law. Then she took up her burden of life again, Saying only
Page 181 - O, that the slave had forty thousand lives ! One is too poor, too weak for my revenge. Now do I see 'tis true. Look here, lago ; All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven : 'Tis gone. Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell ! Yield up, O love, thy crown and hearted throne To tyrannous hate ! Swell, bosom, with thy fraught, For 'tis of aspics
Page 151 - Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering tongues can poison truth; And constancy lives in realms above; And life is thorny; and youth is vain; And to be wroth with one we love Doth work like madness in the brain.
Page 405 - With this novel of Mrs. Holmes' we have been charmed, and so have a pretty numerous circle of discriminating readers to whom we have lent it. The characterization is exquisite, especially so far as concerns rural and village life, of which there are some pictures that deserve to be hung up in perpetual memory of types of humanity fast becoming extinct. The dialogues are generally brief, pointed, and appropriate. The plot seems simple, so easily and naturally is it developed and consummated. Moreover...
Page 338 - You shall be taken from the place where you are and be carried to the place from whence you came and from thence to the place of execution and there be severally hanged by your necks until you be dead. And may the Lord have mercy on your souls!
Page 406 - Charles Dickens himself and the paper, printing, and binding are of an attractive and substantial character. This beautiful new edition is complete in 15 volumes at the extremely reasonable price of $1.50 per volume, as follows : I. PICKWICK PAPERS AND CATALOGUE. 2. OLIVER TWIST. UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER. 3. DAVID COPPERFIELD.
Page 297 - One fatal remembrance one sorrow that throws Its bleak shade alike o'er our joys and our woes To which Life nothing darker nor brighter can bring, For which joy hath no balm and affliction no sting.
Page 141 - And from Shakespeare she gained a great store of information amongst the rest, that -'Trifles light as air, Are, to the jealous, confirmation strong, As proofs of Holy Writ.
Page 406 - CATALOGUE. 2. OLIVER TWIST. UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER. 3 DAVID COPPERFIELD. 4. GREAT EXPECTATIONS. ITALY AND AMERICA. 5. DOMBEY AND SON. 6. BARNABY RUDGE AND EDWIN DROOD. 7. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY. 8. CURIOSITY SHOP AND MISCELLANEOUS. 9. BLEAK HOUSE.

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